To enquire about storytelling and my  availability, please email info@valtyler.com

Val storytelling

I can also be booked for inspirational writing workshops, which focus on skills and techniques. info@valtyler.com


Val storytellingTrained in drama, I have worked with young people from 5 to 18 over a teaching career of twenty years. I love performing and inject humour and liveliness into a programme that entertains as well as educates.

I work in schools, libraries, universities and bookshops, tailoring each performance to the audience. I hope to leave everyone a little wiser and very enthused.

Don’t take my word for it, here are a few comments I have received:


You have made me want to start writing.
13 year old, Ceredigion, Book Festival

The students had a wonderful and inspiring time.
Head of English, Greenwich

The children have been inspired by your input. The whole school is buzzing.
Head Teacher, Leicestershire Primary School

Thank you for being such an important part of the ‘Meet the writers’ event. We all really enjoyed the afternoon.
Events Co-ordinator, Glasbury Arts Festival

The students had a wonderful and inspiring time.
Head of English, Blackheath High School

I have never before seen such a wonderful response from the children.
World Book Day, Northamptonshire

Your storytelling was a huge hit.
Manager of Bookshop, London

I just wanted to thank you again for a great day on Friday. You received rave reviews from both pupils and staff!
Head of English, Wetherby Preparatory School, London

They are still talking about your visit...best of all, their writing has taken a leap forward.
Literacy co-ordinator, Northamptonshire

You have inspired me to start writing.
Student, Ysgol Penglais, Aberystwyth

Your story telling was a huge hit. The children were completely involved.
Manager, Waterstones

We’ve never had such an amazing reaction. Thanks!
Literacy Leader, Norwood Junior School, Southport

Your visit more than lived up to our expectations. I will be recommending you to everyone.
Class Teacher, Northampton

The children have been inspired by your input. I was only able to sit in on one session but can already see that the children are buzzing across the school. The challenge for us now will be to ensure that this is harnessed to make them all potential writers of the future.
Head Teacher, Cottingham CE Primary School, Leicestershire

Your visit was all that we asked and more. It was great fun and led to masses of good work.
Headteacher, St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Steyning, Sussex

It was a fantastically exciting day.The students were filled with so much enthusiasm for writing and the results they produced were inspiring.
Class teacher, Northampton

When you came to the end of your story telling, you could hear a pin drop. The children were totally caught up in it.
Class teacher, Oakway Junior School, Northampton

The language Val uses to create an image of the characters is a real strength of her writing.
Head of English, Oldfields Hall Middle School, Uttoxeter